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Steadman Hawkins tourney rescheduled

Daily Staff Report

The progressive orthopedic research and educational programs spearheaded by the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation based in Vail will benefit from the proceeds of the first Steadman Hawkins Golf Classic at the Sanctuary Golf Course near Denver. However, the tournament has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 13.

A line-up of local celebrities and Colorado golf professionals is set for the fund-raising tournament.

The tournament includes members of the Denver Broncos who will hit the links with their starting quarterback, Jake Plummer. The event was first scheduled for June 21st, but was forced to reschedule due to inclement weather.



“The Steadman Hawkins Golf Classic is going to be a must-attend tournament for years to come,” said John McMurtry, vice president for program advancement for the Foundation. “Players who decide to play in the tournament will not only be part of a one-of-a-kind experience but they will be supporting the research that is developing new procedures and methodology to battle degenerative arthritis – a condition that afflicts one in three Americans.”

Sanctuary, which was tapped by Golf Digest as the best new private course in 1997, organizes and hosts charitable events to support organizations devoted to the arts, children, health care and crisis management. To date, more than 75 charities have raised more than $10 million to benefit the constituents they serve.



To participate in the Steadman-Hawkins 2004 Golf Classic, sponsorship opportunities, accompanied by hospitality, marketing and promotional benefits, are: a Hole Sponsor at $7,500 or a Team Sponsor at $5,000 which also come with one complimentary foursome for the tournament. The team event will include a shotgun start with a modified scramble.

The Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation has pioneered procedures for arthritis treatment including microfracture, an arthroscopic technique used to repair cartilage tissue through small incisions. Arthritis limits activities for over 8 million Americans. Proceeds from the tournament will support the development of new procedures and methodology in the areas of arthritis, tissue healing, rehabilitation and injury prevention.

For further registration information, contact Rachele Palmer at 479-5809, or e-mail at rachele.palmer@shsmf.org.


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